IntroHydroLecture_1_2012 - Hydrology and Hydrogeology...

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1 Hydrology and Hydrogeology? Hydrology : The study of water. Hydrologists: Someone who studies the occurrence and processes Hydrogeology: The study of the interaction between water and geologic materials. Hydrogeologists occurrence and processes of water flow. Oceanographers, Geologists, Atmospheric Scientists and Engineers Why Study Hydrogeology? Over 70% of the surface of the earth is covered by water. Water is essential for life on Earth Water is essential for life on Earth. Water is responsible for many of the processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Hydrogeologists are problem solvers . • Identifying sources of potable water. • Identifying areas of contaminated water. Starting Annual Salaries • B.S. Degree in Geology $30,000 - $40,000 • M.S. Degree in Geology $40,000 - $50,000 • Ph.D. in Geology $50,000 - $100,000 Hydrogeology Jobs • Private Industry – Environmental Consulting • Federal Government US Geological Survey US Environmental Protection Agency National Park Service
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course GLY 4822 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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IntroHydroLecture_1_2012 - Hydrology and Hydrogeology...

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